birth is awakening

 

from the tempest sleep of souls

 

do you too feel a birthing

 

each time you awake

 

I do not quite return

 

though bursting again I recall the story of my life

 

starting from that first grey writhing moment

 

I almost choke on my kale

 

realizing this may have been more exciting

 

in my mind

 

never you mind

 

where my mind soars

 

deep oceans, hells, all unspeakably distant

 

from this basement

 

yet when I visit

 

I am completely there